Just bought a new car? Donate you old one.
In August last year research conducted by Sainsbury’s Finance revealed that, in spite of the sluggish economy, nearly 8 million of us were were planning on buying a car in the following six months. The announcement, which was covered here, also suggested that of the 7.68 million projected car buyers 1.5 million would purchase a new vehicle.
With this six month period at an end, many of will be sat at home with a brand-new motor proudly sitting in the driveway. But what of that forgotten old banger?
Post-scrappage scheme, you may be wondering just what to do with your tired old vehicle. It can be difficult to get much money for older vehicles, especially if they are damaged or no longer running. You may even be charged to have it taken away.
If you have an old car that you are just looking to get rid of, car donation offers a simple, free and ethical way of dealing with your vehicle.
UK car donation service, Giveacar, can arrange the free collection of your vehicle at a time to suit you, not matter what state it may be in. Giveacar will then organise to have your car scrapped or put in to an auction, depending on its age, and the proceeds donated to the charity of your choice.
In addition to the charitable benefits of this method of getting rid of your car, car donation also offers an environmental benefit. You may have seen adverts on lampposts offering cash for your old banger, but you can never be that it won’t simply be stripped of useful parts and left to rust by the side of the road.
Giveacar ensure that all cars scrapped through them will be fully depolluted and recycled in accordance with the European Union’s End of Life Vehicle Directive at authorised scrap yards. So as well as helping out your favourite charity, you can also ensure that you old vehicle doesn’t cause any environmental damage.
Just a year old, the service has scrapped more than 2,000 vehicles and has raised in excess of £250,000 for good causes.
If you would like more information about scrapping a car, please visit the Giveacar website – www.giveacar.co.uk